Holiday season is here...

Uncategorized Sep 10, 2021

So your summer holiday is fast approaching and it's always welcomed. After long days in the office, looking after the kids or meeting stressful deadlines, some relaxation is justified.

Taking a Summer break can also mean a break in your exercise and fitness routine as you soak up the sunshine, enjoy the all-inclusive buffet and put your feet up. However, whilst a pause in your workouts can be a good thing, there’s also a downside to suddenly stopping exercise.

Here’s the key pros and cons of stopping exercise whilst on holiday...

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How Strong are YOUR Bones?

are you 50+? Aug 26, 2021
 

Loss of bone density and weakening of your skeleton—is a silent disease and causes no symptoms until you have a fracture (wrist, hip and spine are among the most common areas)Keeping your bones strong is a smart goal at any age. But a fracture-proof frame becomes a bigger priority after age 50, when weakened bones lead to fractures for one in two women and one in five men. 

Risk factors...

  • a bone fracture after age 50

  • sudden back pain

  • loss of height or increasingly stooped posture...

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Get outside & enjoy Pilates!

Exercising outdoors can do great things for your health. Reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and improving immune function are among nature's health benefits. 

What's more, incorporating elements of nature into your day gives your brain a boost, improving your productivity, focus and creativity. 

On the flip side it can help ward off depression and anxiety because sunshine naturally increases serotonin, a hormone that affects your mood. And exercise itself produces endorphins, another feel-good hormone that boosts your mood...

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Feel AMAZING whilst in Lockdown!

 

Try this sample class from my Pilates Video Vault & get 7 days FREE access to the entire catalogue (40+ videos) that will keep you active, focused & strong in body & mind!!!

 

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"We all know Pilates has many amazing health and fitness benefits"

Marnie Wolff, Physical Therapist

 

Feeling good (holistically) even when you do other types of exercise involves a variety of disciplines that help you improve your strength, flexibility, your stress levels and the things that, just make you feel good,...

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6 Reasons why KIDS should do Pilates

 
  1. Overall Back Health - Posture & Spinal Alignment
    While sitting at school desks & playing on devices, kids learn the art of slumping and bad posture. Pilates exercises are intended to strengthen the muscles on either side of the spine as well as the lower back, which helps to correct poor posture. 

  2. Injury Prevention & Sport Performance
    Most sports - everything from gymnastics and swimming to baseball and soccer - require a strong core. Pilates exercises focus on strengthening the core as well as stretching and...
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Understanding Different Types of Back Pain

learn more Mar 15, 2021

As you may already know through personal experience, back pain can be uniquely complex and difficult to diagnose and treat. There are many types of back pain, and a wide range of treatments that may or may not work for the same condition.

Back pain is a complicated, personal experience

The intensity and manageability of pain are very different for every person. For example, one person with an herniated disc may experience excruciating pain while another person with the same condition has no symptoms at all. Similarly, a muscle...

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Relieve Muscle Tension

3 step guide Mar 15, 2021

There is a difference between having a fit body with strong, hard muscles and having muscle tension. Muscle tension is caused when a muscle contracts and does not release, which is not a healthy condition. Muscle tension can be caused by a physical occurrence such as overuse, or it can be a product of stress. 

Some muscle tension caused by stress, if left untreated, can lead to tension headaches. The main symptoms of muscle tension are stiff and achy muscles in the upper half of the body, often including the neck and jaw. If...

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Hot Baths for Injury & Pain

The oldest form of therapy...

A hot bath is the original hydrotherapy — water treatment — and still the best. Immersion, buoyancy, heat, and vibration (if you have jets) all have useful biological and sensory effects, many of which are useful to people with injuries, pain, anxiety, depression and more. But as much as you may already enjoy a nice hot bath, you may not be tapping its full therapeutic potential. To get the most benefit out of a hot soak, here are several tips and tricks. You will probably be surprised by...

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Massage v Medication

do you need a massage? Feb 24, 2021

Massage - A Pain Relief Alternative

Chronic pain may be a reality for many individuals due to varying circumstances, such as diseases or health complications, underlying illnesses, accidents and more. Whatever the condition, chronic pain can severely impair a person’s ability to live life independently and on a day-to-day basis.

Dealing with pain may make it difficult for a person to do everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking and eating, maintain hygiene and more.

Medication management can be an important part of coping with...

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Creating Healthy Habits for Kids

A major challenge for many families today is instilling values and practices in children that lead to a healthy and active lifestyle. Television, video games, VR, and other forms of electronic stimulation often lure kids away from outdoor physical activity. High-sugar and high-fat snacks, as well as processed foods, are always hard to resist.

However, these factors have led to increasing rates of childhood obesity—which can lead to:

  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Bone and joint...
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